Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas Everyone


Der Alte Fritz, Mrs. Fritz and Lady Emma Cuddleston-Smythe wish all of our blog followers and friends a Merry Christmas . Like most families, we are staying home this year and seeing our relatives via Zoom, rather than in person.

On Christmas Day we will open presents in the morning, after which, I will cook my traditional Christmas breakfast of waffles with maple syrup, turkey bacon and fresh squeezed orange juice.

Undoubtedly we will walk the royal hounds, Augie and Bella and then get to work preparing the afternoon dinner. This year it’s turkey with mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and asparagus followed by a Yule Log cake for desert.

Who knows, there might even be some time for a Teddy Bear wargame.

Merry Christmas 


  1. Have a Merry Christmas and a Prosperous and Happy New Year Jim...

    All the best. Aly

  2. May you have a wonderful Merry Christmas and many many blessings today and in the future.
    Bill P.

  3. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Jim. I hope you are having a blessed holiday season.

    Could we have sweet potato casserole instead of asparagus? 😉


    1. I’m ok with that, although we do need something green and veggie with the meal.😀

  4. Merry Christmas!
    Waffles are part of the Christmas tradition at our house as well. With the smaller group and growing waistlines we skipped them and only had the cinnamon rolls.

  5. Happy Christmas to you all! I over-ate and put some SG team members together pre painting.
    All together a good day!

  6. Merry Christmas again, Jim! You know, I was thinking about those teddy bear wargames of years past a day or two ago. Good stuff.

    Best Regards,


  7. A most Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  8. Having gorged & partied (a necessary deference to mid-18th Century high life) I can get to catching up....I hope you, Mrs Fritz and Lady Emma Cuddleston-Smythe had a wonderful Christmas and Boxing Day. has it snowed at Schloss Seewald? I do love the teddy bear refights...I only regret Eureka no longer make their wonderful tricorne hatted teddies! If you played another game, a blog post for old times sake would be greatly appreciated. All the best for the New Year. Cheers, Rohan.